Interested in becoming a run pacer?

Have you seen our lovely new pacer bibs? Do you fancy having a go at pacing? Want to volunteer but not sacrifice a run? We have bibs for 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 minutes as well as two blank pacer vests that you can add a different time to. This can be a fun and rewarding way to support others.

If you want to have a go, here are some tips from regular pacers:
1) pick a time that you can run comfortably, not one that is close to your fastest time;
2) have a go at running at your target pace before the pacing event;
3) try to pace fairly evenly, so that you don’t lose runners by going off too fast at the start, but make allowances for the uphill sections being a little slower
4) for 36 minutes or more pacing you might want to consider run/walk;
5) you can be chatty but don’t necessarily expect to get much response from those who are running their best pace;
6) keep an eye on your watch pace and remember that GPS watches can measure the course at 2.9 or 3 miles (it’s accurately measured but watch signals get interference from tree cover and don’t always follow your exact line around bends);
6) encourage those who are with you approaching the finish to give one final push as they sprint for the line.

If you want to give pacing a go let us know at leicestervictoriahelpers@parkrun.com

 

Cancellation 16 December

After an early morning inspection we have had no choice but to cancel the 16 December run on safety grounds, due to the icy conditions.

 

Cancellation – 14th October 2017

There will be no parkrun at Leicester Victoria this week due to the setup that will be taking place for the Leicester half / marathon which starts and finishes at the park on Sunday 15th October.

This is a good opportunity to visit one of the other nearby parkruns and try a different course. The nearest is Braunstone but there are plenty of other options nearby, including Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Conkers, Rutland Water and many others further afield.

We look forward to welcoming you all back on 21st October when we will return with a takeover hosted by the University of Leicester running club

For anyone running the Leicester half / marathon we wish you all the very best!

 

New Year’s Day parkrun

We are delighted to confirm that we will be holding an extra parkrun on New Year's Day starting at 09:00.

The means once again you'll be able to complete the parkrun double on New Year's Day with Braunstone starting at 10:00 you can run Leicester Victoria parkrun then hotfoot it across to Braunstone and then run that as well.

We will not being hosting a Christmas day parkrun at Leicester Victoria parkrun

 

Cancellation on 5th August 2017

There will be no parkrun at Leicester Victoria this week due to the Caribbean Carnival taking place in the park on Saturday.

This is a good opportunity to visit one of the other nearby parkruns and try a different course. The nearest is Braunstone but there are plenty of other options nearby, including Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Conkers, Rutland Water and many others further afield.

We look forward to welcoming you all back on 12th August when we will return

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